janEven Living Room Tables
Designer Living Room Table by janEven
Decorative and Functional
Everyone has their own unique taste when it comes to furnishing their living room in a cosy way. As varied as the preferences may be, so are the possibilities for transforming your central room into a truly relaxing haven. A playful use of indirect lighting for a warm glow, clever colour combinations and a targeted selection of matching materials can all contribute to the desired ambience. Which design style is best, however, remains a subjective question. Less subjective, on the other hand, is the assessment of the functionality of individual pieces of furniture and the entire living room decor. If your furniture not only looks nice but also makes your life easier, then you've successfully furnished your room. And hardly any item of furniture is as important for a relaxing evening on the couch as a living room table. The ideal coffee table provides a surface to place your remote control and evening book and is centrally positioned so that everyone on the sofa can reach the arranged snacks and comfortably set down their glasses. In order to select the perfect sofa table, factors such as size, height, colour and material should be taken into account. So that the table not only matches the rest of the furniture, but also your lifestyle. Because these features influence not only the visual effect of the living room table, but also its functionality and the amount of maintenance required. The elegant designer table by janEven, for example, is highly functional and easy to clean. At the same time, its clear lines and wafer-thin tabletop contribute to a uniquely modern look and visual lightness. In the following guide, you can find out more about the design and production of janEven side tables and learn what is important when choosing the right living room table.
Choosing the Right Living Room Table Materials
The janEven Quality Standard
When designing janEven living room tables, there were many different requirements that we wanted to meet all at once. Both in terms of the production process and the resulting quality of the tables. True to the designer's Scandinavian origins, a production in harmony with nature was one of our main goals. Sustainable materials and a low-impact production process were therefore essential. The durability and aesthetics of the coffee tables were equally important from the very beginning. Our aim was to create environmentally friendly side tables with an extremely functional and elegant design. Thanks to the following materials, the living room table by janEven manages to meet the high demands regarding sustainability, appearance and functionality.
The Material of the Tabletop
Living Room Table with HPL Top and Birch Plywood Substructure
While the philosophy behind janEven's living room table is based on a Scandinavian-inspired connection to nature, another design style can be found in the appearance of the products: Bauhaus style. Clear lines paired with high functionality characterise the look of the coffee tables. The no-frills design looks clean and modern. The contours of the side tables are particularly distinctive due to the fine table top. A combination of two layers is used to ensure that the top is both extremely thin and maximally robust: an HPL upper layer and a birch plywood substructure.
Living Room Table with an Elegant HPL Tabletop
The upper tabletop of janEven's living room tables is wafer-thin (≈ 8 mm) and available in the colours white, light grey and anthracite. It consists of an HPL ("High Pressure") panel, which is made up of approximately 70 percent pressed wood fibres and is covered with a layer of melamine and phenolic resin on both sides. The acronym is derived from the pressing process of the wood fibres, which requires high pressure and extreme temperatures. Regardless of the chosen model, all coffee tables by janEven feature a precisely chamfered outer edge with a high-quality bevel and butted corners. Between the coloured top and bottom surfaces, the high-grade wood fibre core in black comes into view when you look at the graceful occasional table from the side. A top-quality finish that you can see and feel straight away.
Reasons for a Living Room Table with an HPL Top:
Sustainability: The materials used grow back naturally and are considered environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Scratch & impact resistance: Side tables with an HPL tabletop are exceptionally impact and scratch resistant thanks to their special processing. An extremely high point load would have to be exceeded to damage the surface.
Easy to clean: Thanks to the high molecular density of the surface, dirt does not stick to the tabletop easily. This makes the living room table highly resistant to dirt and easy to clean.
Colour resistance: HPL panels retain a high degree of colour fastness even when exposed to light. This means that your coffee table will keep its novel look for many years to come.
Properties of Living Room Tables with Birch Plywood Tops
Birch plywood boards are made of at least 5 fine layers of wood with equal thickness. For maximum stability, the different "solid veneers" are cross-bonded to each other. Each layer has a thickness of up to 5 mm. In total, the plywood panels therefore achieve a thickness of 12 - 80 mm. For the living room tables by janEven, a 15 mm thick birch plywood board was chosen. The multi-layered substructure lends the designer tables increased stability and a higher load-bearing capacity without being too noticeable. The plywood construction is discreetly hidden under the HPL top. Viewed from above and diagonally from the side, only the ultra-flat HPL layer is visible. The result: a remarkably graceful living room table with a wafer-thin tabletop.
The Strengths of a Living Room Table with a Birch Plywood Top:
High resilience & stability: Thanks to cross-bonding at a 90° angle, the living room tables are more resilient. This is because the direction of the wood's fibres changes with each layer, which gives the tabletop more stability.
Dimensional stability: Thanks to the special structure, neither sudden changes in temperature nor increased humidity lead to deformation of the plywood top.
Light weight: The low weight of the material itself prevents the table from weighing too much. Consequently, the living room table is easier to transport.
Material of the Living Room Table Legs
Stainless Steel Runners and Hairpin Legs
The designer living room table by janEven is available with graceful hairpin legs and elegant stainless steel runners. Depending on the desired coffee table height and the size of the tabletop. Like the materials of the tabletop, the chosen metal was not only selected for aesthetic reasons. Equally high demands were placed on the robustness and sustainability of the table legs. The following frame types were chosen:
Stainless Steel Runners:
With their elegantly brushed surface, the metal runners look extremely classy and sophisticated. The clear lines are inspired by the Bauhaus style and contribute to the puristic look of the living room tables. The classic advantages of stainless steel (high resistance to rust / stability) also played a role in the conception of the table legs. However, the decision was significantly influenced by other, more profound reasons. Above all, the designer was convinced of the metal's sustainability. Compared to plastic or aluminium, significantly less energy is needed to produce the noble raw material. Another advantage of the metal: The majority of stainless steel in circulation today was produced from more than 50 percent recycled steel. Moreover, after its extremely long service life, the resistant material can itself usually be completely recycled. The epitome of sustainability.
Hairpin Table Legs:
The smaller models in the janEven living room table collection have refined table legs in a hairpin design. On the one hand, the black powder-coated steel struts lend the side tables an extremely elegant and graceful touch. On the other hand, they feature a certain resistance to scratches and rust. The stylish surface finish has also been chosen for another reason: Compared to a classic wet paint finish, powder coating is far more environmentally friendly. After all, this type of surface finish can be applied entirely without solvents. Not only the nature-friendly design of the table legs is reminiscent of the Scandinavian furniture style. Visually, the hairpin legs of the designer living room tables have a gentle slant - like the legs of classic Nordic furniture. Another advantage of the slightly slanted hairpin legs: they add stability to the small side tables. To protect possibly sensitive floors, the janEven living room table with hairpin legs is sold together with floor protectors. The perfect accessory to protect your floor from scratches while skilfully preserving the delicate look of the tables.
Living Room Tables Made of Other Material
Glass, Wood, Metal or Marble?
As described in detail above, the materials of janEven living room tables have been carefully selected to ensure high robustness, low maintenance, sustainability and at the same time an authentic design. Those who are willing to invest more time in the care of their coffee table, or who would like to go in a different design direction, can buy a table made of a different material.
Living Room Table Made of Wood:
Many living room tables are made of wood. Some of these are solid wood tables. However, the combination of a wooden table top with metal legs is also popular. Depending on the type of wood and workmanship chosen, the effect of a wooden table in your room can vary greatly. From rustic to minimalist or warm - the right wooden table enhances your interior. With the proper care, coffee tables usually have a durable and impact-resistant surface. This is especially true for tables made of solid wood. However, comprehensive research on how to take care of the chosen type of wood is a prerequisite for a lasting aesthetic of this type of coffee tables. If you do something wrong, you unfortunately have to expect discolouration of the tabletop or other unwanted signs of use. Which wood is popular for the production of side tables?
- Solid wood
- Cherry tree
- Mango wood
- Oak appearance / Oak / Wild oak / Sonoma oak
- Beech / Beech heartwood
- Tree slice / tree trunk look
- Natural wood / real wood
- Teak wood
- Pallets (in Germany mainly birch, spruce or pine)
Another natural material that is popular for making living room tables is stone. Natural stone tops are valued for their robustness and durability. Coffee tables made of granite are very common. This type of stone is also often used outdoors because of its high resistance to sudden temperature changes. Side tables made of marble have a unique, high-quality look as well. You need to take care of your stone table properly, especially if it is to be used outdoors. Otherwise, untreated hairline cracks can quickly lead to frost-induced fractures in the tabletop. However, it is usually only necessary to use the appropriate agent once a year. Another reason why a stone living room table is not always the most practical choice is its heavy weight. Depending on the size of the table, help might be needed whenever you want to move it out of the way temporarily, for example to clean the carpet underneath.
Living Room Table with a Concrete Look:
Concrete tables often have a similar aesthetic to stone tables. If the solid coffee tables in grey are really made of mixed concrete, they are extremely robust and resilient. Counterparts made of wood-based material, whose surface is only disguised as concrete, are also available for purchase. The advantage of imitation products: They weigh less. On the other hand, the coffee tables are less robust and stable than the originals.
Metal Living Room Table:
You can buy living room tables that are made entirely of metal. As well as tables that only have a metal frame with a tabletop made of another material. Metal legs paired with a wooden or glass top make popular combinations. If a coffee table or side table is made of metal, it is usually very durable and easy to clean. A coffee table made of this robust raw material is also fireproof. However, you should not necessarily combine multiple pieces of furniture that are made entirely of metal. Because then you run the risk of your interior looking cold and sterile.
Tables with a Glass Top:
A living room table made of glass is very flexible in terms of combining it with other furniture. With the right care and regular cleaning, the tabletop also looks distinguished and elegant. However, if the table is neglected when cleaning, fingerprints and streaks quickly destroy the otherwise classy look. Glass cleaner is therefore a must-have for households with a transparent side table. Coasters should not be forgotten either. Because even safety glass tends to get scratched if you put glasses or cups down carelessly. Glass coffee tables are particularly popular in smaller rooms. Because the tabletop is transparent, the pieces of furniture do not take up too much space visually. Plastics such as Plexiglas or fibreglass are also often used to make coffee tables. While these are often even more shatterproof than real glass, they are still susceptible to scratches.
High Gloss / Lacquered:
A glossy coffee table catches the eye and becomes the centrepiece of your living room. However, the glossy lacquer, which is responsible for the special look, has a significant disadvantage: A lacquered coffee table is quite susceptible to scratches. Especially in comparison with matt-finished furniture. Therefore, it is recommended to clean high-gloss living room tables only with extremely soft cloths. All it takes is one large speck of dust getting between the cloth and the tabletop to leave fine scratch marks. You will probably also have to deal with fingerprints. As with the metal table, less is often more: Too much furniture or decor with a high-gloss finish can quickly lead to a tacky overall look. It is therefore better to stick to a single lacquered eye-catcher.
Which Living Room Table Shape Looks Better?
Round or Square?
In addition to the colour and the material, the basic shape is decisive for how well a side table harmonises with the rest of your furniture. After all, to a large extent, its visual effect in the room depends on whether the living room table is square or round.
Angular, modern and elegant: The living room table collection by janEven consists of small, square side tables as well as larger, rectangular coffee tables for placement in front of the sofa. However, the different models have one thing in common: Their design is characterised by a clear contour with straight lines. The clean look is characterised by a no-frills purism that borrows heavily from the Bauhaus style. Together with their wafer-thin tabletop and elegant table legs, the occasional tables have a highly modern effect and create a visual calm in the room.
Living room table with round or oval shaped tabletop: A round coffee table has a relatively soft look with its curved edges. At the same time, it creates an interesting contrast to other angular furniture in the living room. Since the curved shape mixes up the decor a bit. In addition to the special visual effect, living room tables with a round or oval design have another advantage: Tables without corners offer increased safety for babies and small children.
Choosing a Living Room Table in the Right Colour
Which Living Room Furniture Does a janEven Designer Table in White, Grey or Anthracite Go With?
Ideally Highlight a Living Room Table in White:
A white coffee table is extremely flexible when it comes to combining it with other colours. On the one hand, the light tabletop looks clean and puristic. On the other hand, it is quite neutral in its appearance. Even a use together with bright colours such as green, red or blue can look really nice. A living room table in white lends an additional stylish touch to interiors with mirrored or cream-coloured elements and decorative pieces in a metallic look such as silver or gold. Meanwhile, a classic interplay with furniture in black creates a lively contrast that particularly enriches modern living rooms.
Pairing Light Grey Correctly:
A light grey living room table features a timeless design. Since the colour is similarly neutral to white, it can be effortlessly combined with warm wood tones. A grey coffee table also provides a subtle base for strong colours such as turquoise or red. Purple and violet shades, together with light grey, also create a calm, elegant ambience in the room.
Stylish Designer Table in Anthracite:
A dark grey like anthracite lends a stylish aesthetic to living room tables. At the same time, the colour is often associated with a mysterious effect. This impression can be softened by combining it with natural tones such as light green or elements in a wooden look. For additional warmth, the use of highlights in yellow or brown is recommended, while pink creates a romantic flair. A combination with white, on the other hand, looks minimalist and puristic. Ideal for a modern interior.
Choosing the Right Living Room Table for Your Sofa
Which Living Room Table Matches a Grey Couch?
If you have a grey sofa, there is nothing stopping you from buying a matching living room table in grey. This will by no means make the decor look monotonous. A skilful combination of light grey and anthracite can be exciting. If you prefer a little more colour, a coffee table in yellow can provide visual warmth, while pink adds a touch of romanticism.
Which Coffee Table Suits a Brown Sofa?
A (leather) couch in brown not only radiates cosiness, but can also be flexibly combined with other colours. To maintain a calm atmosphere, a brown sofa can be ideally paired with a white or violet-coloured coffee table. A coffee table in yellow, on the other hand, adds a little more life to the room. If the brown sofa is placed on a light-coloured floor, a high-gloss marble table adds a sophisticated touch to the interior.
Which Living Room Table to Buy for a Black Couch?
In this case, a colour contrast with a white living room table has a very modern effect. It also brightens up the entire interior, which can quickly look very serious with a large black sofa. A coffee table in a bold colour, on the other hand, can be used as a visual highlight. However, this combination is only recommended if the rest of the room is rather neutral in colour. Otherwise, the result can look a bit chaotic. A black couch paired with a white carpet is the ideal basis for a wooden table in a reddish hue. After all, this adds a feeling of warmth to the living room.
The Ideal Living Room Table Dimensions
How Large Should a Living Room Table Be?
If the living room table is intended to be placed in front of the couch as is often the case, there is a rule of thumb for determining the ideal size of the tabletop. The coffee table should be no more than a third or half as wide as your two- or three-seater sofa. Otherwise it might look too big and bulky.
If you are looking for a side table to put next to your couch, match it to the depth of your sofa. Living room tables with the same depth are on the one hand more aesthetically pleasing, and on the other hand they reduce the risk of tripping.
What is the Ideal Height for a Living Room Table?
As a rule, it is recommended that a coffee table positioned in front of your couch is the same height as the seat of your sofa or armchair. For this reason, coffee tables have a standard height of approx. 40 cm - 50 cm.
Side tables placed next to the sofa, on the other hand, should be the same height as the armrest of your couch.
Carefully Thought-Out Positioning of Your Living Room Table
In addition to the space between your new living room table and your sofa, you should also consider the distance to other pieces of furniture. Otherwise moving around will quickly become more restricted and you may feel cramped.
The following distances should ideally be maintained:
- Space to the couch: 45 cm for comfortable access
- Distance to the TV / other furniture: 80 cm
Which General Design Styles Does the janEven Living Room Table Complement?
Since the design of janEven living room tables is kept clean and puristic without unnecessary ornaments, the pieces can be combined very flexibly with furniture of other styles.
Country House Style:
Cottage / country style furniture is characterised by natural materials and a cosy charm. Furniture pieces in white are often combined with elements of rustic dark wood. They are meant to embody the idyllic life in the countryside, which gained popularity back in the 17th century. At that time, more and more wealthy English families acquired a second residence outside the city. Still today, in a fast-moving age, the idyllic cosiness and natural flair of country house furniture is appreciated. Since interiors in this style often have an additional Nordic touch, the living room table by janEven fits in perfectly. Especially the coffee table in white is a pleasant contrast to other pieces of furniture made of naturally dark wood.
Modern Furnishing Style:
There is no single category that can be used to classify "modern furniture". Instead, several trends have emerged over the last few years that can be referred to as modern. For example, the used or shabby chic look, which is based on the appeal of real vintage furniture, has become popular. Or loft style, which originated in the industrial movement (more on this later). Due to growing environmental awareness, there are also more and more people who identify with the Green Living lifestyle. With its clean lines, a sustainably manufactured living room table by janEven fits perfectly into flats and houses with a loft design and environmentally friendly decor.
Authentic Vintage Furniture:
Only pieces of furniture from the 20s - 70s can actually be described as vintage. Above all, their unique shapes and nostalgic traces of use make these pieces real eye-catchers. The growing popularity of this design trend has led to imitation trends (Shabby Chic / Used + Retro Look), which have a similar visual charm but are considerably cheaper. Vintage furniture by Scandinavian designers is a popular category among collectors. A puristic living room table with a Nordic touch by janEven goes perfectly with these authentic pieces.
Furniture in Art Nouveau style is characterised by ornamental decorations derived from natural phenomena (e.g. from the animal kingdom or floral environment). This design style has its origins in the longing for a return to nature that was present in society at the beginning of the 20th century. Humans and the environment were to be brought back into harmony. Partly with the help of magnificent pieces of furniture. Art Nouveau pieces can be optimally combined with puristic furniture such as the modern living room table by janEven.
Industrial Design Direction:
So-called industrial design originated in New York in the 1940s. At that time, old attics and factories were increasingly converted into flats to create affordable accommodation. The original form of loft style is characterised, for example, by high ceilings and unplastered walls. A janEven living room table in a cool shade of grey is an ideal match for this trendy style of furnishing.
Living Room Table with Additional Features
As a central piece of furniture, a living room table often becomes a focal point in the room. That's why it's important that it looks nice. Positioned in front of the sofa, a coffee table provides a storage surface for your remote control, snacks and drinks or a captivating book. So you have everything you need for a relaxing evening on the couch. In smaller rooms or homes with children, where loose items are best hidden or stowed away, side tables with additional features are quite practical.
Living Room Table with Storage Space:
Living room tables with additional storage space are available in various designs:
- With a second storage compartment under the table top
- With a decorative compartment that can be seen through the glass tabletop
- With drawers
- In a chest design
While an additional storage space under the (glass) tabletop can be practical, it should only be used for decoration. Otherwise, the items stored there will quickly lead to a messy overall appearance. A tablecloth could help to solve the problem, but then you might not be able to find the things you've put away easily.
A coffee table with drawers or a table disguised as a chest has the advantage that all items can be hidden away. On the other hand, these coffee tables usually appear larger and clunkier than puristic designer tables.
Living Room Table on Wheels:
If you are looking for a mobile table, you can buy a living room table on wheels. While such a table can be moved around practically, it is in many cases less stable than side tables with classic table legs. You should therefore avoid placing flower vases or glasses on the movable table. If you opt for a coffee table with plastic castors, it also looks less sophisticated than a real designer coffee table.
Height-Adjustable Living Room Table:
A height adjustable living room table is particularly interesting if you would like to convert it into a dining table, for example. To eat lunch or dinner on the sofa, a table height of about 60 cm is recommended. Sofa tables are often height-adjustable by means of a pull-out / pull-up / fold-up function. Alternatively, there are cranking solutions that allow you to vary the height. If you are looking for a classic coffee table, however, a fixed height of approx. 40 - 50 cm is fine.
Living Room Table with a Tray:
If you mainly use your living room table to set down drinks and food, a tray table can be worthwhile. With its border, it offers additional safety against cups or glasses being knocked over. Moreover, a coffee table with a tray prevents spilled liquids from dripping onto the wooden floor or carpet. However, the disadvantage of this type of table is its appearance. Unless you buy a retro tray table with diner flair, side tables with a rim strongly remind you of being in a canteen. Not necessarily the association you would like to achieve with your living room furnishings.
Easy Assembly of janEven Living Room Tables
The designer living room table by janEven is delivered in such a way that it can be assembled super quickly and easily. The different layers of the table top are already firmly connected to each other. Furthermore, on the underside of the tabletop you will find precisely fitting recesses for the respective table legs (hairpin legs or stainless steel runners). You can attach these within a few minutes using the assembly set included in the delivery (screws + Allen key). No instructions are needed for this.
|Living Room Table Sizes & Features|
|Living Room Table Model||Tabletop Size
(width x length)
|Table Legs||Table Weight||Price|
|FloatLine white||80 x 80 cm||Hairpin legs||17,97 kg||369,- €|
|FloatLine light grey||80 x 80 cm||Hairpin legs||17,97 kg||369,- €|
|FloatLine anthracite||80 x 80 cm||Hairpin legs||17,97 kg||369,- €|
|FleatLine white||80 x 80 cm||Stainless steel skids||22,19 kg||499,- €|
|FleatLine light grey||80 x 80 cm||Stainless steel skids||22,19 kg||499,- €|
|FleatLine anthracite||80 x 80 cm||Stainless steel skids||22,19 kg||499,- €|
|CoasLine white||50 x 50 cm||Hairpin legs||10,58 kg||219,- €|
|CoasLine light grey||50 x 50 cm||Hairpin legs||10,58 kg||219,- €|
|CoasLine anthracite||50 x 50 cm||Hairpin legs||10,58 kg||219,- €|
|CoasLine white||65 x 65 cm||Hairpin legs||13,89 kg||249,- €|
|CoasLine light grey||65 x 65 cm||Hairpin legs||13,89 kg||249,- €|
|CoasLine anthracite||65 x 65 cm||Hairpin legs||13,89 kg||249,- €|
|LeedLine white||115 x 70 cm||Stainless steel skids||25,63 kg||499,- €|
|LeedLine light grey||115 x 70 cm||Stainless steel skids||25,63 kg||499,- €|
|LeedLine anthracite||115 x 70 cm||Stainless steel skids||25,63 kg||499,- €|
|LeedLine white||115 x 80 cm||Stainless steel skids||27,92 kg||499,- €|
|LeedLine light grey||115 x 80 cm||Stainless steel skids||27,92 kg||499,- €|
|LeedLine anthracite||115 x 80 cm||Stainless steel skids||27,92 kg||499,- €|
|FlairLine white||90 x 50 cm||Hairpin legs||14,73 kg||289,- €|
|FlairLine light grey||90 x 50 cm||Hairpin legs||14,73 kg||289,- €|
|FlairLine anthracite||90 x 50 cm||Hairpin legs||14,73 kg||289,- €|
|FlairLine white||120 x 55 cm||Hairpin legs||18,92 kg||369,- €|
|FlairLine light grey||120 x 55 cm||Hairpin legs||18,92 kg||369,- €|
|FlairLine anthracite||120 x 55 cm||Hairpin legs||18,92 kg||369,- €|
|FlairLine white||100 x 60 cm||Hairpin legs||17,7 kg||329,- €|
|FlairLine light grey||100 x 60 cm||Hairpin legs||17,7 kg||329,- €|
|FlairLine anthracite||100 x 60 cm||Hairpin legs||17,7 kg||329,- €|
|FlairLine white||115 x 70 cm||Hairpin legs||21,88 kg||369,- €|
|FlairLine light grey||115 x 70 cm||Hairpin legs||21,88 kg||369,- €|
|FlairLine anthracite||115 x 70 cm||Hairpin legs||21,88 kg||369,- €|
|FlairLine white||115 x 80 cm||Hairpin legs||23,7 kg||469,- €|
|FlairLine light grey||115 x 80 cm||Hairpin legs||23,7 kg||469,- €|
|FlairLine anthracite||115 x 80 cm||Hairpin legs||23,7 kg||469,- €|
janEven Living Room Table Collection
Models, Dimensions, Prices
Every janEven living room table offers the same choice of table tops: White, light grey and anthracite. In addition, you can choose between different leg types depending on the table size. The small side tables have hairpin table legs (steel, black powder coating), while you can buy the large coffee tables with stainless steel runners (finely brushed).
janEven side tables with a hairpin frame have a height of approx. 43 cm, whereas the larger models with runners are 45 cm high.
You can find the following designer tables in the janEven collection:
Where Can I Buy a Designer Living Room Table at a Low Price?
The best place to buy janEven living room tables is directly from the manufacturer's shop. Exclusively in the designer's online shop, you can enjoy first-class service to the fullest extent. You can rely on quick and free shipping (within Germany from a purchase value of 49,-€ from 99,- € to Austria, NL, LU, BE). You can also choose from a variety of payment methods and take advantage of helpful phone support. Only at janEven can you get high-quality designer tables at such an unbeatable price.